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[dawr-keys, dohr-] /ˈdɔrˌkeɪs, ˈdoʊr-/
the finish frame of a doorway.
Origin of doorcase
First recorded in 1590-1600; door + case2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The doorcase on the front towards Guildhall is of stone, adorned with two columns, entablature, and pediment of the Doric order.

    London in 1731 Don Manoel Gonzales
  • There he tilted his hatbrim to give shade to his eyes and leaned against the doorcase, looking idly out.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • He stood up, crowbar in hand, and inserted the chisel blade of the implement between the edge of the door and the doorcase.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • The doorcase is doubtless that made in 1476; but the door, with its gilt nails and other adornments, has disappeared.

    The Care of Books John Willis Clark

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